STARBUCKS bosses say they have no update as to when their new Greenock store will welcome customers - three months on from its planned opening.

The branch which has been built along the A8 corridor in the town was due to open in late 2023, but is yet to brew its first pot of coffee in Inverclyde and mystery surrounds when it will begin trading.

Construction work started on the drive-through site at Cartsdyke Avenue in July last year, with an initial opening date of November 10 being identified.

Signage and other finishing touches were added to the shop in early November, but the opening was later pushed back to December 6.

At the time, the coffee chain said that it would announce ‘more specific plans’ for the launch and that its staff ‘looked forward to bringing the Starbucks experience to customers in Greenock in the near future’.

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The December opening date came and went, with Starbucks providing no further information on its plans.

In January, the Telegraph revealed that the store’s opening had been delayed due to problems connecting to the water supply.

When asked yesterday by the Telegraph if this issue had been resolved yet, Starbucks replied that it 'did not have anything to add to its previous statement at this stage'.

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The eagerly-awaited Greenock outlet will be the chain’s first branch to open in Inverclyde.

Last year, a design statement submitted on behalf of developer LGO LTD indicated that the new store would create between 20 and 30 jobs in the area.

When plans for the site were given the green light, council officers said that the development would remove a 'comparatively neglected, vacant site' in a prominent location.